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the. turkish police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in the. protesters angry with a high level corruption scandal demanding the government's resignation. right to a new york judge says it is illegal for the n.s.a. to gather drop phone data and bald the verdict. different case. a surveillance to be unconstitutional. or winds down we look back at some of the most significant stories of two thousand and thirteen among them the force feeding of hunger striking detainees in guantanamo protesting against indefinite detention. in the hunger strike. officially said to be over
we know that at least fifteen people are continually being force fed here today the procedure was described as a form of torture by the u.n. but the notorious detention camp remains open despite public outrage and president obama's pledges to close. and broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is john thomas glad to have you with us. a massive anti-government demonstration in the central square sparked by a high level corruption investigation has been violently dispersed by police demonstrators are now calling for the country's prime minister tayyip erdogan to step down but he refuses to give in to their demands are further reports. then in the mock spy
protests the five k. i was in the past couple of weeks prime minister the fifth biggest challenge to his leadership in fighting the first time offense is once again take to the street. and i think past the police and the political family strong false thinking that the protest prime minister addressing the crowd said that very much they would fly but the for the financial fair through the curfew thing this court sure caught that we would think for a number of political stunts and that means the possibility that we benefit second right of corruption. i understand exactly what went on for about the fact that the professor the if that were thank you very much for joining us. let's start with it exactly is going on we're going to expect to have a government shepherd before anything happens that choose to do that but at the
moment we have resigned ministers. ministers with no spread to humans but i think it's true and to conclude that actually everyone's governments become the pros and the person repairer very strong and very experienced ministers there. and after the family. maybe shift a number seems to. have a reaction. to the political dimensions that it is to them for. the prime minister to mattapan. match recommendations of an isp elections would be best for mr mansour on. a very early election and then he would have to stand still be crucial. then we can see. the rabbit and the sousa rivera's their policies read them bad before. you get the food stamp the other people think the may be very difficult. we confer.
public opinion on the ongoing government crisis in turkey and find it on her twitter account also there are pictures from the streets protesters are venting their anger over a corruption scandal and demanding the government to resign. turkey's prime minister has been addressing crowds of supporters in the country's western city of miami he blamed foreign agents for carrying out what he calls a smear campaign journalist and a blogger are. square she says the deep divide has emerged within turkish society. it's not just a crash and scandal it's just one of us that we send explosives that were that kind of came up on our one and leadership you have a big where five people who are against a ruling party and against there are no army which seem but then there are so
a considerable amount of people they so concerned about a very charismatic leader and they still believe in everything but he says so whenever he goes on on camera as in my nice hour everywhere else that he's been in the past week ever since a crapshoot in case i represent and he's been saying that you know this is a conspiracy theory that this is the work of israel or the us or our group that movement itself people do believe. in phone data from millions of americans is legal and it helps to counter al qaeda that's what a federal us judge ruled in a case pitting a major civil rights organization against the national intelligence chief but nearly two weeks ago in a separate case another judge said that the n.s.a. is a phone data collection was unconstitutional or to use marine important as details . a federal judge in new york william of pauli ruled friday that protections under the fourth amendment do not apply to records held by third parties like phone companies that the n.s.a.'s indiscriminate and systematic collection and storage of
phone records belonging to all americans while that's lawful now the a.c.l.u. has expressed disappointment and says it plans to appeal that decision two weeks ago federal judge in washington d.c. said the n.s.a.'s metadata program most likely violated the fourth amendment as part of that ruling a judge richard leon ordered the government to stop collecting data on two plaintiffs who brought the case against the u.s. government now u.s. officials have for many years asked americans to sacrifice some of their privacy in the name of security but so far no top u.s. official can mention any danger imminent danger that's been thwarted through the collection of everyone's personal information the secret status of the documents which exposed the n.s.a. surveillance played a key role during this ruling daniel make adams is the executive director of the
ron paul institute for peace and prosperity he told you why he thinks the wording of the verdict could be cause for major concern. this ruling by judge of holy it on friday said that the a.c.l.u. doesn't have the right to challenge this collection of metadata because that was it was going illegally because of the the revelations by snowden because congress meant for section two fifteen of the patriot act to be secret orders under that sentient to be secret and the a.c.l.u. had no right to challenge it with the implications are incredible if you think about it it means that if the government were illegally using to fifteen in something we would object to we say as an illegal way use of two fifteen we could never challenge that because we weren't supposed to know that they were doing it it's absolutely chilling. no meanwhile some of the world's most well known hackers
and a cyber activist are discussing a ways to counter the n.s.a. digital surveillance they've gathered in hamburg for the thirtieth annual chaos communication congress journalist glenn greenwald who has been releasing edward snowden's n.s.a. leaks gave a keynote address via video chat he criticized the mainstream media for being servants of the government and cited his recent interview as an example. it was on this program called hard talk and i at one point had made what i thought was the very unremarkable an uncontroversial observation that the reason why we have a free press is because national security officials of the population and shield their power and to get their agenda advanced when i said that he interrupted me and he said i just cannot pull believe that you would suggest that senior officials generals in the united states and the british government are actually making false claims to the public how can you off.
that glenn greenwald got quite the reaction there well still ahead in the program we report on america's notorious kuantan i'm obey detention camp. torture hunger strikes and suicides have marred this place since two thousand and two despite president obama's promises to close the prison made remains operational holding over one hundred detainees the majority of whom have already been cleared to return to their native countries plus. britain has it become an international online hub for selling and consuming the legal equivalent of class a drugs according to experts that could be just as harmful as the originals all details coming your way in just a bit you're watching. jamie dimon is a guy who's big. to be euthanized and that i think is a country is
a world we should get together and answer his wish he wants to become one with his maker he says look i broke the law please arrest me i want to go to jail and be abused by hundreds of thousands of inmates and so on godly way that's my goal in life i'm tired of being free put me in prison i beg you so he breaks more and more laws but unfortunately the law breaking becomes the basis of the g.d.p. for a country like america and they can't put him in jail because they need him out there breaking the law so they can pay themselves huge bonuses at the end of the year so he's really is an existential crisis. we speak your language not a. news program some documentaries some spanish. to you. a little tune to thank those stories. you hear.
the spanish. visit. and welcome back you're watching our t.v. now with the new year just around the corner we continue our look at the major events two thousand and thirteen will be remembered for. one of the biggest years one of the year's biggest source excuse me was the hunger striking inmates at the guantanamo bay prison in july the number of detainees refusing food reached one hundred people before it began to drop but it is now become impossible to keep track of how many prisoners are on hunger strike earlier this month the u.s. military stated that it will no longer be releasing that data for the media artie's crew visited the facility to find out what other restrictions are in place.
transparency is a word repeated by u.s. officials working at guantanamo like a mantra by those few who are comfortable speaking on camera you see the conditions under which the detainees live but you get to talk to the people who are responsible for garner we make it is transparent as possible and those preferring to remain on identifiable like the majority of officials we were permitted to speak to every week we get media like yourself into national media or local media or whatever and they're welcome to come you know we tell them what we have any journalists workflow at guantanamo starts with a mandatory introduction to media rules the so-called operation security briefing material that you guys are gathering to make sure that it abides by our policy here even though transparency is a word brought out by all the personnel we talked to on the ground we as journalists access to detainees aside are asked to be very careful about the shots we filmed all the backdrops and at the end of each day videos are reviewed and any
shots deemed unacceptable are deleted this one will be ok because palm trees are not too controversial remind you of any frowned upon seaward like censorship it's in this series the program established to a car or a car program accomplished within the purview of sorry old video and audio recordings and even sketches are carefully studied cell phones are banned from camps we're not supposed to put anything on facebook or anything like that or you know even worry about talking about it over you know anything over the phone this said purpose of these ground rules to protect the safety and security of getting the operations the detainees you're going to get their vision so we try to photograph them to take down we are warned violations of media ground rules may result in restricted access denial of future visits and over move on from guantanamo bay if people just kind of mislabeled it and have a call to get before be just not leading. giving the true picture i mean the only
people who knows what goes on get more is os and the detainees and getting the detainees side of what goes on it get most apparently just couldn't be done after an extensive explanation of how exactly we are to film the prisoners the amount of detainee face time we get a total of one minute and five seconds through a dark glass window the reason we're given out of respect for them and not using them is as you know. you know. making them some kind of curiosity you know on film a thing like that we don't want to do that despite our requests to not even film but at least witness more real prison or life a high ranking guantanamo admiral convinces us that we actually have a lot more access than we think you're seeing what there is to to see you know. given the amount of time that you have here to to see if we are as transparent as possible after one minute glimpse at one detainee our schedule is in fact all
booked up there i mean they they were taken to the detention camp kitchen to witness how well things were on their wilsons were not really being allowed to close to the detainees this might be the closest glimpse of their life we might be getting today we're being told the that these are the meals that they're offered on a daily basis. we're also taken to the only local radio station all made up like zombies in the audience military personnel serving at the base do you do any news related to the time of detention camp. why not leave that to public media because. you know there's enough journalists over there covering their music sports and talk radio pure infotainment brains here. and so we learned there were not the only ones simply being treated to a show and party one ton of moby. well we've been following the hunger strike at guantanamo since it began in february just
a click away on our website we've got the full timeline of events surrounding the tories facility for more stories that shape the year we'll be bringing you our further reports of wind two thousand and thirteen matters right here on our team international. these are very close to being. braving the elements in you want to stand on it's a u.s. oil giant chevron. this comes after a massive hunger strike that returned the world's attention to the place that sums up the gulag of our times. is an undeclared global battlefield in which again and is just one of the front lines.
pardoned russian ex tycoon mikhail khodorkovsky has been all over the headlines in recent weeks as the media retells his story a murder case back from the one nine hundred ninety s. comes into light out of the bloody meat of protocol for us estimated mayor of the russian town where holder of oil company was registered now the former mogul continues to deny any link to the murder of his widow paints a different picture. and that does this by the fact that holocaust he has escaped responsibility on those counts i'm convinced he's behind my husband's murder. wasn't the horse was shot dead on his way to work but the whole thing is there for your profile that he walked to work as he usually did and was shot he died from the last shot in the temple.
he just was near me if you got his minor weekend tightly wound with one of the most notorious legal sagas of the rush hour you can skip the mighty ninety five you were drunk is used to you can dance and they taxes to the city and the region if they let them buy you guys was registered then when it came to tax revenues it was answering to the mayor or next to you guns can you do it with the hope they depended on him and that was the only reason why he even mattered how did they insist her late husband as a mayor of the town because he was registered was approached by top managers of the company because i. was first offered to reach an agreement they called it an optimization of taxes back then a production reached about seventy million tons of oil here they said there was too much but the and seven eight million tonnes would be more than enough but you could not get the full for use or strike a deal over he went on hunger strike demanding to be seen to be alleging their
corruption scheme involved many regional officials several days later he was found murdered an investigation found his killing was ordered by the co owner of ucas but many don't agree with i want you to believe that into homes murder wasn't connected to this and the legit tax fraud scheme because that of course he himself said if there was a need to avoid taxes then there were many other ways it could have been done the former head of security company recently my son's. wife is sure that the real mastermind has never been held to account at the company. only time will solve the mystery surrounding my husband but i just like to confess and clear. that this sort of. russia successfully launches an upgraded soyuz rocket. it is the latest addition to the family of rockets that have become the world's
most frequently used to booster since the program started in one thousand nine hundred eighty six r.t. dot com for the full story plus. check out this video destructive flooding in colorado a devastating tornado in oklahoma and numerous massive wildfires despite these and other catastrophes the year two thousand and thirteen was relatively kind to the united states as it experienced its fewest amount of natural disasters in recent history on our website we've got all of the details on this surprising finding. in the antarctica rescue operation continues for a russian research ship with australian scientists on board called academic should call scheme the vessel has been trapped by thick ice since tuesday an australian ice breaker is on its way there now it is expected to arrive on sunday evening earlier in the week french and chinese ships failed to reach should call ski
despite being stuck in ice since christmas the scientists are said to be in good spirits and continuing their research worst case scenario though we'll see them evacuated from the vessel by helicopter. now the addicted man of europe and that's the reputation the u.k. has earned itself in recent years according to a leading a social policy think tank now there are port suggests one in every twelve brits between the ages of fifteen and twenty four has tried a so-called legal highs that means a total of around six hundred seventy thousand to youths now these drugs won't land you in jail but studies show it could be very every bit as dangerous as their black listed equivalents since two thousand and ten when the government has put temporary bans on fifteen such substances but the substitute drugs are popping up at a faster rate than the regular ender's can handle and investigates.
pink panther bubble or the magic dragon they may sound harmless to anything but these a mind altering substances that mimic the effects of drugs but they're legal and britain is consuming more of them than any other country we currently know that hundreds of websites are selling drugs online it does been estimated there is at least one new product on the drug market each week to substances are advertised on line as a legal and save for a turn or two to illegal drugs then not fifty two people died from using psychoactive substances last year that's up seventy nine percent from the year before researchers at the university of hartford tell me about the new substance they've been looking into cycling as you can see these substances are dangerous men died where and when did he take probably it was decide one dissenter the kind of noises smoked it but it's marketed as not for human consumption yes but of course
people buying it online they know perfectly how to use it the government's been accused of being on acceptably slow in its response to designer drugs flooding the country. london clubs like this one a full to the brim every night revellers drinking and dancing having fun but the reality is rather more sobering. substance abuse is taking on new forms one addiction psychiatrist set up a special government funded clinic to deal with the abuse of so-called club drugs as for the clients we have the lawyers we have nurses we have managers we have teachers we have a group of people who do we necessarily and would label as drug users and i very much remember the very first day we opened and thinking well will anybody come you know will there be a demand for this service or not and actually
a couple of years. later we've been flooded with referrals at the moment the u.k. is not only the worst place in europe as far as legal high experimentation is concerned we also have the biggest heroin problem we have the biggest became in crack cocaine problem in europe and we also have one of the worst drinking problems in europe we have the worst female drinking problem the whole of europe so this can't be seen in isolation the truth is that more people particularly young people in the u.k. are trying to tell you to do drugs and alcohol than anyone else. so take a look at some other news making headlines around the globe this hour starting in egypt where a second a student has reportedly been killed and another seriously wounded following clashes with police seven university in cairo state media reports that the violence was sparked when supporters of the muslim brotherhood set fire to two campus buildings organizers denied the allegations saying the demonstrators only resisted
the use of tear downs at least sixty students were arrested in the disturbance. seven people have been taken off a ferry in the north sea and flown to a hospital after a fire broke out and all suffered smoke inhalation according to officials police stated that it was thought a passenger had set fire to a cabin the blaze has already been put out. israel is poised to free another twenty six palestinian prisoners this is the third release out of four it total of one hundred four palestinians will be freed from israeli jails over a nine month negotiating period that ends in april it comes before u.s. secretary of state john kerry's visit to the region later this week opponents of the prisoner release staged a rally outside the israeli prime minister's own protest in the. now coming up the story of the wiki leaks associates who traveled across the central asia in search
of a media outlet willing to publish with diplomatic cables that after a short break right here on r.t. international. although i have gone duck hunting a few times i've never seen the duck dynasty t.v. show but gosh if i heard about the scandal involving one of the stars of the show phil robertson who got suspended for making what many consider anti-homosexual comments in an interview this celebrity scandal is creating a lot of arguments about freedom of speech on social networks many people who believe that robertson deserved to be booted from the show for what he said argue that freedom of speech means that robertson can't be arrested by the government for what he said but the eighty t.v. channel has the right to fire whom they like the thing is that if this situation were reversed and robertson was fired for making pro l.g. p.t. statements then people who are currently defending any right to hire and fire as
they please would all be bashing the t.v. channel for violating the star's freedom of speech think cry that firing him would violate his rights and i'm sure some websites would make him into a hero or demand a boycott or closer to the forever very few people actually believe in freedom of speech for all they just believe in freedom of speech for people who agree with them but that's just my opinion. maybe it needs the. economic ups and downs in the final months day the london new york sang i and the rest because i was going to be a single baby every week own home page.
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